Judge sets July 25 for key ruling in Flint water case
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge says he’ll decide on July 25 whether Michigan’s health director will face trial in the Flint water crisis.
Nick Lyon is charged with involuntary manslaughter. The attorney general’s office says he waited too long to tell the public about a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Flint area in 2014-15 when the city was using water from the Flint River.
Judge David Goggins must decide if there’s enough evidence to send him to trial in Genesee County. The Flint Journal says Goggins filed a timetable for how he’ll handle the rest of the case, including final arguments and a decision on July 25.
Lyon denies wrongdoing. His lawyers have challenged the cause of death of Robert Skidmore, a man whose health has been offered as evidence.
Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint